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All bears are dangerous!

At 22 years old, Fernand decides to cycle from Alaska to Mexico. After months of preparation he sets off, still unsure of what to expect. The young Luxembourger is soon struck by both the vast loneliness and natural beauty of the places he travels through, as well as by the crowded cities and the generosity of the people whose openness and outlook on life are completely new to him. At times overcome by feelings of doubt and a longing for home, Fernand’s determination, perseverance and hunger for new adventures propel him onward, and he continues his journey on foot, south of the Mexican border. The unknown, which at times seemed so frightening, brings about new, enriching and memorable experiences.

table of contents

  • Alaska – The Last Frontier
  • ‘Welcome to Canada’
  • Inside Passage, Alaska
  • At the hospital and back in Canada
  • Grizzly bears in Jasper and Banff National Parks
  • At Brian and Marianne’s in Calgary
  • Extreme heat at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
  • ‘See you in Heaven’, Montana
  • All the way to Patagonia?
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Like a Western
  • ‘All you can eat’ and endless savannah, Colorado
  • Panic on the Rio Grande, New Mexico
  • Friendly couple and spectacular landscapes
  • A rifle and blue skies above US Route 180
  • At Gary’s in Silver City
  • Short stay at John’s in Tucson, Arizona
  • Backpacking in Mexico
  • A gringo in Baja California
  • Xaver is backpacking too
  • National day in Mexico City
  • Palenque – discovering Mayan culture
  • Tragedy in the jungle
  • Coconuts and palm trees in Belize
  • Tikal and Finca Ixobel, Guatemala
  • Party of four travelling to Copán, Honduras
  • A long journey comes to an end

About the author

Fernand Zeimes was born in Bettembourg, Luxembourg, in 1968. After spending all of his childhood in his hometown, Fernand cycled through France, England and Scotland, where he gained valuable experience before setting off for the big trip. 
After returning home and dropping out of university, Fernand worked at a bank for a short time. He currently works for the Luxembourgish government. He is the proud father of two boys and is passionate about art.

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